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Updated 20 April 2012
I hope you find the following information interesting.
Most (but definitely not all) of the men in this project are predicted to be in Haplogroup R1b1a2.
Between 2003 & 2005 this Haplogroup was titled R1b3; Between 2005 & 2008, it was called R1b1c; Between 2008 & 2011, it was called R1b1b2; In 2011, it began to be styled as R1b1a2. The 'name' selections and alterations to how your Haplogroup is named continue - this is a dynamic study, because every month or so, new discoveries are taking place. Do please be aware that by testing your Y-DNA, you have become part of "cutting-edge" science and from time-to-time you will be asked to partake further in certain tests.
Please also note that if you tested with '23andMe', your Haplogroup will be described as R1b1b2a - this is their naming and not FTDNA's naming. Also, '23andMe' do not "do" confirmed Y-DNA Haplogroups. (Those joining us from My Heritage are welcome as you are also welcome if you have transferred from, for example, DNA.ancestry.com) At all times, feel free to contact me ) Gail Riddell (your project administrator) at RiddellDNA@gmail.com
(Much more information is available at the given URL).
As you can see, it would appear that the R1b men came from the Iberian Coastal regions, moved up into Ireland and the western parts of England (Cornwall and Wales) and perhaps thence to the Scottish Highlands and then to other parts of Scotland. (It is not known for certainty as to the order of this dispersion).
Some of the men in this project are Haplogroup R1a1.
Some of the men in this project are I1.
Some of the men in this project are I2b.